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He got into a fight today and is dragging his hind leg and…

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He got into a...

He got into a fight today and is dragging his hind leg and is very lethargic

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?

Matias, yorkie, 10

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Matias

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He has a slight heart murmur, beginnings of a collapsed trachea with cough at night and we gave him tramador which made him very sedated, dilated pupils, his temp was a bit high 39.2 degrees celsius

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
he is not drinking or eating and is having trouble moving/ also there were many fireworks throughout the day and he was very nervous and trembling before the fight
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
my mother is just telling me that she gave him a bit of Ativan to calm him down without telling me about 8 hours before the tramador we gave him for the pain
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian & I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Can he move the leg voluntarily?

If you pinch a back toe, does he react like he can feel it?

If you feel up and down the leg, any swellings, tender spots, bruising, or bony crunching?

Any discomfort when you flex and extend each joint? Any joint swellings or puffiness?

What dose of Tramadol and Ativan were given?

What does he weigh?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
He weighs 10 lbs 1mg ativan mediumsize dog Tramadol ver pill, he moves coluntarily bur draga his leg, shakes a lot, has just eaten breakfast
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Hello again,

Its good to hear that he is eating again but I have to note that if she gave him 1mg of Ativan this is an overdose and likely is causing lethargy/sedation and weakness. So, no more of that should be given and we'd hope it is now wearing off. Otherwise, for him to be dragging this leg post fight despite Tramadol for pain relief raises worries of nerve damage or a fracture. Therefore, as long as he has some feeling in the leg, keep a close eye on him for the next few hours for improving as the drug wears off but if he continues not to use the leg, we'd want him seen for these concerns. Especially since nerve paralysis from spinal damage can be a severe issue and need urgent care if he has lost feeling in the leg.

In this situation, just in case you do wish to see an ER vet, you can check @ http://www.vetlocator.com/ or https://www.veccs.org/facility-directory/

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thanks- he's better now
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

That is lovely to hear and you are very welcome, my dear. :)

Have a lovely day,,

Dr. B.

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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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